Gene Luen Yang is the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and is a MacArthur Fellow, a recipient of what's popularly known as the MacArthur "Genius" Grant.
A New York Times bestseller
China,1898. Bands of foreign missionaries and soldiers roam the countryside, bullying and robbing Chinese peasants.
Little Bao has had enough. Harnessing the powers of ancient Chinese gods, he recruits an army of Boxers - commoners trained in kung fu who fight to free China from "foreign devils."
Against all odds, this grass-roots rebellion is violently successful. But nothing is simple. Little Bao is fighting for the glory of China, but at what cost? So many are dying, including thousands of "secondary devils" - Chinese citizens who have converted to Christianity.
Discover the other side of the Boxer Rebellion in Saints - the companion volume to Boxers.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Dreesie - LibraryThing
The other half of the Boxers and Saints duo. This volume looks at the Boxer Rebellion through the eyes of a young man fighting for China's traditions and history. This duo is a fascinating quick look at the Boxer rebellion and the motivations of young people on both sides. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - RalphLagana - LibraryThing
Yang makes what could have been a very dry and difficult to understand event in Chinese history accessible to high schooler students and up. However, because he mixes in mythological characters with ... Read full review